Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Self Esteem Sucks. Self Awareness Rocks.

At some point, I will lay it all out on this blog and explain why this Road to the Broad Street Run is so important to me. There are years of body and self esteem issues that have stood in my way. But I'll get to that later on. Check back around April 26 when I turn 29 and will be 5 days away from my 15k.

For now, I will say this: I looked at a picture of myself from a friend's birthday party....and I didn't instantly think about how fat I looked. I actually pulled up the picture to see how bad I looked and I impressed myself.

God has a plan for all of us, and I'm not sure where this path is going. But for the first time in a long time, I looked at a picture of myself, I didn't hate my body and I felt pretty. (Disclaimer: I have an amazing boyfriend who makes me feel beautiful on a daily basis. That does not include when I actually have to dress myself in the morning or look at pictures. Pictures are from the devil.)

If you have a solid self awareness of yourself, negative self esteem doesn't have a chance. Yeah for running!!!!


  1. Good luck with your training. We're rooting for you! Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates and tips for the run! @IBXRun10 and www.facebook.com/ibxrun10

  2. Thanks for the well wishes!!! I'm looking forward to it...I think...well maybe not right now cause I'm sore and sweaty. But I think I'm looking forward to it. :)